#3: Apocalypse Now

The most epic film production known to man. It ran into so many problems they made one of the most revered behind-the-scenes documentaries on any movie, Hearts of Darkness. Given what Blu-ray has to offer, wouldn’t a redux release just be amazing? Give us everything the latest DVD had, which was quite a lot, and add some other features to it. There’s no doubt director Francis Ford Coppola loves the camera. He’s talked about Apocalypse Now on a number of occasions.

As a film itself, this is one of the more stunning of its time. Shooting on location gave it an aesthetic quality unlike many films we see today. The “Ride of the Valkyries” scene is still one of the most recognizable in movie history and the sky filled with helicopters would be mighty fine with improved picture quality. Just imagine the napalm explosion on Blu-ray. What I would look forward to most is the conversation between Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) and Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen).

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